Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Feel Like Entering Some Writing Contests?

Here's a terrific site with a bunch of contests with nice prizes:

Creative Writing Contests

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The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 2007 Colorado Gold Writing Contest includes a "speculative fiction" category. While the cash prize is not huge ($100), and there is an entry fee ($25), the final judge is promised to be an acquiring agent or editor who works with the genre.

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E.M. Koeppel $1,100 Short Fiction Award:

First Place Award: $1,100.
Editors' Choices: $100 each.
Maximum Length: 3,000 words. Stories must be unpublished.
Annual Submission Period: Between Oct. 1 and April 30. (Postmark Deadline, April 30)
Award winning fiction writers are the judges.
No limit on number of stories entered by any one writer.

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Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

First Prize: $1,000
Second and Third Prizes: $500
$10 entry fee. Postmark between May 1 and May 15

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L Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future
No entry fee. SF/F stories of up to 17K words.
Deadline for this cycle approaches: March 31, 2007

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12th Annual PARSEC Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story Contest
Holly Lisle is one of the judges. Stories up to 3500 words.
April 15 postmark deadline. FIRST PRIZE: $200.00 No entry fee.
Theme: FEWMETS AT THE END OF TIME

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Wanna write short? Then this: Whim's Place Flash Fiction Contest

First Place $250; Second Place $150 ;
Third Place $100; 5 Honorable Mentions $50 each
Entry fee: $5

Current deadline: March 30 (But another quarter's contest begins right after)

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And, of course, the second annual DKA Fiction Contest.
$5 entry fee
$60.00 first prize + publication + writing software from Jeff Gerke
Deadline: April 10, 2007
Themes: New life or Secrets
Length: 1,500 to 4,000 words
Must be speculative fiction (science fiction/fantasy)

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